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26 days in the air: Airbus drone smashes world record

Farnborough UK (Sputnik) Aug 10, 2018 –

Airbus has praised the success of the drone’s maiden flight and plans to increase the device’s duration, while the UK government is set to become the first one to adopt the technology for its needs.

While Airbus is mostly known for its passenger aircraft construction,

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Komatsu Partners with Propeller Aero on Drone Analytics Solutions

With drones becoming an increasingly common worksite tool, Komatsu has identified aerial mapping and analytics as a key component of their Smart Construction initiative—a range of integrated hardware and software products designed to offer an end-to-end workflow for each phase of construction. “A Komatsu Smart Construction jobsite by definition is

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VTOL Swift020 Flies Forestry Mission in Japan

The Swift020 UAS successfully flew over densely forested areas within the Ishikawa prefecture in Japan. Working with members of the Ishikawa Prefecture Research Center for Agriculture and Forestry, the local forest cooperative association and key forestry industry leaders, the flights were held July 23-25, 2018. Due to the density of

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German Navy Selects the SKELDAR V-200

UMS SKELDAR has been awarded a procurement contract through Munich-based partner and prime contractor Elektroniksystem- und Logistik-GmbH (ESG) for a new, unmanned, airborne reconnaissance system for the German Navy specified by the Federal military procurement agency Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support (BAAINBw). The contract

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LeClairRyan Attorneys: Routine Drone Flights Could Become ‘Aerial Trespass’ Under Proposed Law

Influential commission mulls state-level measure that could prove problematic for burgeoning U.S. drone industry. Many of today’s routine drone flights could be redefined as “aerial trespass” under a law proposed by a commission known for its influence with state legislatures, cautioned veteran LeClairRyan aviation attorneys during a webinar attended by

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German Navy selects the SKELDAR V-200 to provide UAV reconnaissance

UMS SKELDAR wins contract to deploy from Corvette Class 130 in 2019; package focused on pioneering NATO-compliant heavy fuel engine rotary VTOL (Vertical Take-Off and Landing) UAVs (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles) and at-sea training. UMS SKELDAR, the world-class provider of rotary Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) solutions and avionics software has been

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Drones and Wildfire Do Not Mix – Or Can They?

The destructive, powerful sight of a spreading wildfire is something that makes most of us stay out of its way. Some drone users, however, see a blazing wildfire as the perfect opportunity to take to the skies and get some footage. Just this year alone, at this time of writing,

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Yuneec Presents the Mantis Q With Voice Control

Yuneec International is the current world leader in regard to electric aviation. This week, they’ve presented the Mantis Q, the latest, all-new extension of the award-winning Yuneec lineup. The Mantis Q, which was pitched to be a travel drone, features foldable arms, gesture and facial detection controls, a maximum flight

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Lifeguard Drone

As part of the Lifeguard team and now ever present on the beach in the port of Sagunto, Spain, the Auxdron Lifeguard Drone was ready and waiting as one of the Lifeguards sounded the alarm that there were people caught in an undertow and looked like they needed help.

This event

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Spain Wants UAVs to Protect Overseas Training Missions

The Spanish Ministry of Defence (MoD) has opened a bidding contest to supply unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to help protect troops posted on overseas training missions. Some EUR4.3 million (USD4.9 million) has been budgeted for the class 1 small remote aircraft (20 kg), which are expected to be delivered before

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Software Update for Faster Drone Inspections

Industrial SkyWorks Inc., a Canadian supplier of drone inspection and data management software for buildings, and oil and gas infrastructure, has announced the release of the latest update to its BlueVu platform with web-based portal support, which enables remote-inspection of assets, saving time and money, and managing drone inspection projects

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Drone Revolution Shakes Up Tort Law

At its annual meeting in July, the National Conference of Commissioners for Uniform State Laws, otherwise known as the Uniform Law Commission (ULC), considered a proposal for changing law across the United States to reflect the impact of unmanned aerial vehicles, or drones. A ULC committee tabled for discussion a

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FAA Restricts Drone Operations over DOD Facilities

At the request of its Federal security partners, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is using its existing authority under Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations § 99.7 – “Special Security Instructions” – to address concerns about drone operations over national security-sensitive facilities by establishing temporary flight restrictions specific

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Intel Announces New Industry Standards & Demos Drone Pilot Program w/ FAA + DOT

Intel is working with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and other industry participants to foster innovation and to shape the global standards and practices for unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), with safety being the first priority. Intel’s assistance builds on the company’s foundational work last year with the Unmanned Aircraft System

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BirdsiVideo Partners with Aviation Attorney Imogen Mann for U.K. Expansion

Aviation Expert Will Spearhead Marketing Program for Drone Services in U.K. (Aug 15, 2018) INDIANAPOLIS. BirdsiVideo (www.birdsivideo.com) has signed a marketing agreement with Imogen Mann to grow the BirdsiVideo brand in the U.K. Ms. Mann is a British lawyer, former airline business development executive, licensed private pilot and agricultural expert

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